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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups and cool cats! It's me, Zim, here with some photos guaranteed to help you feel calm and relaxed. Ready to have a look around Ao4 Headquarters?

Our snow chances are long gone until next season - but we do have some snowballs! Snowball Viburnum, that is. Here's a look at some of the blooms:

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Snowball Viburnum

Aren't they cool? I mean as in "temperature". They're over on the side of the house by the Mohican Viburnum, just one tier down. If you need cooling down more, you can see more pix of the Snowballs here and here.

Do you know what else is cool? This little guy:


We have a family of robins living in one of our trees and they're letting Mom get real close with her camera! It was hard to decide which photo to post, but I thought that one was a particularly serene pose. To see more, please feel free to visit our
FlickR album.

Also on the side of the house with the Snowball Viburnum and the Mohican Viburnum are three Korean Dwarf Lilac bushes! These guys are in full bloom now!

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Me, Zim (wearing Ammy's leash) by the Korean Dwarf Lilacs

They are right by the garage; every time I come in the house, I brush up against them so I smell real nice. Lilacs are right up there with smelling like fabric softener!
Mmmm... I love it! What a peaceful scent!

Do you remember last year when our friends Maggie and Mitch sent us some of their Lily of the Valley plants? They had PINK ones and Mom has never seen PINK ones! They're in bloom now - here's a look:

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M&M's Pink Lily of the Valley

Not only are they very nice flowers, but we think of our friends and that gives us such a peaceful, wonderful feeling! Thanks again, Maggie and Mitch!

Is everyone feeling nice and tranquil now? How about I leave you with a sunset shot from last night?


I heartily encourage you to
click here for a larger version. Mom also posted a closer-in shot here and a "painting effect" of that panoramic shot here, if you're interested.

Have a serene Sunday, everyone!
Play bows,


  1. Thanks Zim you are right, those photos sure are purrty
    Benny & Lily

  2. That is a beautiful sunset! We love all the colours coming up in your garden.
    Ours is beginning to blossom but we do think you are further on!
    We went to our 'bluebell woods' today having seen so many posts with bluebells but they are still out in Scotland.
    We are feeling very serene now and your mom must be having the same effect on that family of robins - they are letting her get very close indeed!
    Great shots.
    martha and bailey xxxx

  3. w00fs, u always have bute ti ful flowers and bushes...mamas lilac bush has done done its blooms..but the little japanes maple iz lookin nice..i does love ur header..

    b safe,

  4. Woo, stunning yet serene! We have fragrant lilacs here at our new house - Mom took some pics that she'll post later this wek on our blog, too.

    jack a-roo & moo too

  5. Oh Zim! We love your flowers!

  6. Beautiful photo's. You always do such a great job...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  7. Happy Serene Sunday to all of you!
    Kisses and hugs

  8. We're feeling very serene now Zim! We also think there's nothing better than a lilac smelling handsome red headed Sibe like you either!

  9. Great pics! But that sunset is just breathtaking! Thanks for sharing! THAT should be framed!

  10. We're so glad your lily-of-the-valley's are blooming for you! Guess what? Mom picked a small bunch of them today and they're sitting right here next to us where she can pick up the vase and breath deeply and smile! They sure do smell beautiful!
    We LOVE your header photos!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  11. Woo really know your flowers Zim!
    Maw misses her lilac bushies. I trimmed dem really good fur her but I think I did a bit much.

    Husky kisses,

  12. Getting Zen with Zim.

    Thanks Zim, I am feeling very much relaxed! Mama says that this was just the ticket after sitting in traffic this afternoon!!


  13. Zim, you sure have some beautiful scenery! Thanks for making us feel serene! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  14. Hi Zim! You have a most lovely yard! And, how amazing is it to have the sweet lily flowers blooming from Maggie & Mitch's garden!
    Your sunset is wonderful! Ahhh!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  15. Woooos Zimmy! BeaWootiful flowers and sunset! I hope woo made all nice and serene!
    Woo looks BeaWootiful tooo!!!!!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  16. What beautiful flowers! How neat to have a little piece of Maggie & Mitch right there with you! :)


  17. Wonderful photos there!

    I hope the four of you don't pester that little bird though, it's just so cute! I sometimes find it hard to resist chasing birds around though...


  18. Lovely pictures Zimmie. That one of you with the lilacs is particularly handsome. Love the new blog header too!


  19. You have the prettiest flowers! Thank you for sharing!


  20. Beautiful, beautiful pictures and boy, do I feel serene now! Love the sunset and the lilacs remind me of home, back east! Spring has surely sprung at your place and Zim, you look gorgeous next to them! Thanks for sharing those pretty flowers! Oh - and the robin!
    Serene Hugs xoxoxoxo

  21. Oh our goodness! Your pictures are just breathtaking as usual. Thanks for sharing a little bit of Spring with us.

    Luv ya all,
    Riley and Star.

  22. oh my after a stressful day of baffs here at pibblewoggie house these calming piks are just what we needed
    thanks for sharing

    pibble wiggles
    the pittie pack

  23. Great pictures....i'm looking forward to seeing lots of sunny, summery and beautiful pictures this Summer and i hope it's really warm here, to make up for how much snow we had over here, last winter!
    Have a great day!

  24. Wonderful shots!

    Your flowers are gorgeous and those Lily of the valley flowers look so sweet and delicate.

    Love the last shot! :)

  25. ...and we love the Robin, our human loves those. She wishes she had some nesting here too. :)

    She forgot to add this part...hehe

  26. The snowball flowers are beautiful.
    We have birds in our gutter...not making mom happy and dad will not do anything about it. GRRR

  27. Your mom sure has a green thumb! You always have such beautiful flowers!

    Mom said her thumb seems to be black, but I think she's good at growing weeds! :)